Rick Keyes

Meijer marks supercenter’s 60th anniversary

Meijer marks supercenter’s 60th anniversary

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. noted Tuesday that it was 60 years ago when Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened a store in Grand Rapids called “Thrifty Acres” that pioneered the American supercenter format. “The opening of ‘Thrifty Acres’ in June 1962, was history in the making, although I’m not sure our dad and grandfather realized

Video Forum: NACDS

Video Forum: NACDS

MMR‘s sister publication, Chain Drug Review, has named the National Association of Chain Drug Stores its Retailer of the Year. The designation might seem odd for an association, but NACDS is an organization comprised of retailers, with C-suite executives from member companies comprising the board of directors. This edition of Video Forum features three of

Retail CEOs urge Congress to address retail crime

Retail CEOs urge Congress to address retail crime

WASHINGTON — In a letter to Congressional leadership on Thursday, 20 top executives of leading retail companies expressed their urgent concern about the growing impact of organized retail crime on retail employees and communities across the U.S. The executives implored lawmakers to pass the INFORM Consumers Act, legislation that they say will address the problem

NACDS sets officers, board and executive committee

NACDS sets officers, board and executive committee

ARLINGTON Va.— During the virtual 2021 NACDS Annual Meeting, NACDS elected new officers, one new Executive Committee member and four newly elected Board of Directors members for the coming year. NACDS also re-elected three Board of Directors members whose terms were expiring.   Colleen Lindholz, president, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., will serve as the new

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Colleen Lindholz will succeed Rick Keyes as NACDS chair at the association’s virtual Annual Meeting this week. Lindholz, who also is president of Kroger Health, shares her assessment of NACDS, talks about the agenda for her new role and looks to the future of retail pharmacy in a post-COVID world.

Meijer opens five supercenters in the Midwest

Meijer opens five supercenters in the Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer has opened five supercenters across the Midwest, president and chief executive officer Rick Keyes said on Thursday. The five stores — located in Manitowoc, Wis.; Sycamore, Ill.; Bad Axe, Mich.; and Brimfield and Lorain, Ohio — each measure about 159,000 square feet and promise customers a state-of-the-art experience with multiple

Meijer’s Rick Keyes named new NACDS chairman

Meijer’s Rick Keyes named new NACDS chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. – Rick Keyes, president and chief executive officer of Meijer Inc., has succeeded Richard Ashworth as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Triggered by Ashworth’s resignation as Walgreens president to become CEO at Tivity Health Inc., the transition adheres to the association’s long-established succession plan. Rick Keyes Keyes, who had